Special cd for the E-Live 2010 festival containing never before released music.
- Nattefrost - Near UFO [8:28]
- Picture Palace Music - Help Murder Help 2010 [6:36]
- Mark Jenkins - The Ceremony of Innocence [8:40]
- Picture Palace Music - Midsummer's Morning [5:26]
- Airsculpture - Exploration Drive [19:32]
- Picture Palace Music - Array of Fading Flowers [4:39]
- Nattefrost - In a Forgotten Time (deZeptive remix) [5:32]
The Ceremony of Innocence (Live)
Mark Jenkins - composer, synthesizers & iPad
Alquimia - voice
Arthur Brown - voice
David Vorhaus - sounds
WB Yeats - words
Recorded live in Holland and at Unicorn Studio, London
Composed and produced by Bjørn Jeppesen
Recorded in March 1998 at Nattefrost Studio.
In a forgotten time (deZeptive remix)
Composed and produced by Bjørn Jeppesen
Recorded in February 2005 at Nattefrost Studio.
E-Live is an electronic music festival, held every Autumn in theatre "De Enck" in Oirschot, The Netherlands. It is in the south of The Netherlands, close to Eindhoven, known from the "Eindhoven School of electronic music. Together with E-Day, which is organized each Spring, E-Live is the biggest electronic festival in the world. It attracts spectators from countries all over the world. E-Live is organized by Kees Aerts and Ron Boots who are also the guys behind the biggest electronic music label in the world, Groove Unlimited.
The 2010-version of E-Live was special because it marked the comeback of Airsculpture that had not been playing in The Netherlands for years. But there were also great concerts by Nattefrost, Mark Jenkins and headliner Picture Palace music.
Every E-Live and E-Day is accompanied by a special limited edition cd with unique music from the musicians that gave concerts at the festival. "E-Live 2010" has three tracks by Picture Palace Music, two by Nattefrost, one from Mark Jenkins and one from Airsculpture (but a long one).
The Dane Bjørn Jeppesen, a.k.a. Nattefrost starts with a great melody in "Near UFO". Jean Michel Jarre: eat your heart out!
Picture Palace music (Thorsten "Q" Quaeschning, a member of Tangerine Dream and his musical friends, knows how to rock in "Help Murder Help 2010".
Mark Jenkins owns a lot of synthesizers but has managed to record a whole album with just an i-Pad. His "The Ceremony Of Innocence" is an orchestral piece with operatic voices, like the one from Arthur Brown who has also worked with Klaus Schulze.
Picture Palace music returns on "Midsummer’s Morning", an atmospheric piece that is almost like filmmusic.
It was good that Airsculpture were back on a Dutch stage at E-Live. Their "Exploration Drive" has a wonderful sequencerline and is built up in a great way. This fantastic track tastes for more, much more.
"Q" from Picture Palace music comes close to his "other band" TD in the melodically "Array Of Fading Flowers".
Nattefrost ends the CD with almost a danceable track that has traces of the eighties.
E-Live 2010 was again a great festival with excellent concerts. Every time you put on this cd it is a fine moment to think back on this great festival at this fine place with it’s nice weather.
2010. Press Information
As every year Groove label hosts its E-Live festival. In parallel, the Dutch label produces that features unreleased material from the bands invited to perform at this annual festival which attracts its legion of fans. In 2010 E-Live presented a guests' brochette with styles of the most contrasting, going from pure and heavy Berlin School (Air Sculpture) to a more rhythmic EM (Nattefrost) while caressing the fragrances of a more aggressive and psychedelic music (Picture Palace Music) as well as a delicate cosmic ode (Mark Jenkins). The result is a stunning musical collage where Ron Boots made an ingenious mastering work in order to inserted and coalesced different styles in an EM album, where the contemporaneousness of the genres is dressing quite well on an entire opus. E-Live 2010 is a nice album which seduces so much by its diversity of kinds that by its numerous rhythmic developments.
Nattefrost opens the ball with Near UFO. This old 98 composition starts with a threatening synth wave which spreads heavy ethereal layers. Ghostly pads float with fine modulations, just before that the synth sings a melody hung on analog years. The rhythm is weighty with a heavy sequential movement of which chords gallop ardently in a cosmic echo. Heavy and rhythmic, Near UFO embraces quiet spatial breezes before re-biting the rhythm of a staggering race under the aegis of a beautiful synth with lyrical solos à la Jarre, filled by a sweet vaporous fog.
A big synth pop which precedes Picture Palace Music’s psychedelic electronic rock and its curt guitar riff which is dawdling in oblivion, feeding the furious rhythm of Help Murder Help 2010. A track that we find on Fairy Marsh Districts, it raises this compilation with its heavy and incisive approach nearer the roots of psy rock than purely EM, on a dark and bedazzled rhythm unique to the Picture Palace Music's musical world.
Following this loud psy rock Mark Jenkins is introducing us into his ingenious musical world with The Ceremony of Innocence. A track completely conceived with an I-Pad, The Ceremony of Innocence is a delicate cosmic ode where the delicious voice of Alquimia is in delicate contrast with Arthur Brown’s grave one. An ambient track, structured on suave strata of a discreet synth and an array of cosmic tones, The Ceremony of Innocence is of a strange oniric beauty.
Picture Palace Music returns charming our ears again with a quieter track where a piano drags its heavy melancholy through many whispers. Midsummer’s Morning follows admirably well the poetic paths of The Ceremony of Innocence.
Air Sculpture’s Exploration Drive worth alone E-Live 2010 buying. A very good track of nearly 20 minutes, divided by an eclectic ambient passage, which begins with a delicate sequential movement of which chords skip and are frantically stirring on a hypnotic linear movement. Incisive, these hybrid tones sequences are flying over by a synth which frees beautiful nostalgic breezes among gurgling and caustic breezes as much psychedelic as spectral, recollections of Air Sculpture’s audacities. And it’s through this dance of a sequential multiplicity wrapped by a synth with brief charming flutes and emotive pads that Exploration Drive progresses up to the doors of a cosmic void, where heavy twisted pads to slow and sinuous synth reverberations hum in a metallic atmosphere. A brief ambient and corrosive passage from where escape isolated sequences which eventually mold a nervous rhythmic, supported by a beautiful bass line, propelling Exploration Drive’s last portion of a nervous and chaotic rhythm which beats an arrhythmic measure surrounded by a synth with breaths and melodies tinted of musical memories.
After a track that complex and progressive, Picture Palace Music’s Array of Fading Flowers comes to add a more melodious side with this track from Symphony for Vampires. Array of Fading Flowers is molded in a hybrid rock with a synth-pop tangent gnawed by the dark and very medieval universe of this wonderful PPM album.
Nattefrost encloses this E-Live 2010 with another heavy track sequences which pulse, skip and collide beneath a synth to undulatory breezes. In a Forgotten Time (deZeptive remix) is a more contemporary Nattefrost with a synth-pop cadence on a nervous and jerky rhythm, embraced by furtive keyboard keys and a very robotic vocoder. Sequences are heavy and skip in harmony with e- percussions to give a good punch at this synth pop track filled of light electronic savors.
2011. Sylvain Lupari / Guts of Darkness
El E-Live es un festival que se celebra todos los años en Holanda y que está organizado por Kees Aerts y Ron Boots, los nombres que se encuentra tras el sello holandés Groove Unlimited.
En recuerdo de la edición de este año, nos presentan este recopilatorio limitado a 500 unidades donde los artistas invitados a esta edición presentan temas inéditos para deleite de todos sus seguidores.
En esta edición nos vamos a encontrar a Bjørn Jeppesen, el nombre que se encuentra detrás de Nattefrost, el tema que abre el disco y el que lo cierra corren a su cargo, el primero de ellos recordando el estilo de Jean Michel Jarre, el segundo música electrónica de los años '80. También nos encontramos con Picture Palace Music un proyecto que está sorprendiendo con su estilo diferente y variado. Mark Jenkins, con un tema en directo, donde también destaca la voz de Alquimia y la utilización de un Ipad en directo para la ejecución del tema y Airsculpture una formación que parece que nos tenía un poco olvidados, pero que vuelve, aquí solo nos encontramos un tema, pero son casi veinte minutos de esta gran formación de la que hacía tiempo no teníamos noticias.
Este es un recopilatorio para poner los dientes largos a todos aquellos que no tuvimos oportunidad de asistir en directo al E-Live, pero sin lugar a dudas, un disco para disfrutar de algunos de los proyectos más interesantes de la música electrónica actual y con temas inéditos.
2010. Manuel Lemos Muradás / Ultima Fronteira Radio
This release from 2010 offers 59 minutes of versatile live electronic music. All tracks are culled from the E-Live Festival in 2010.
Nattefrost: "Near UFO" Airy keyboards establish a dreamy pastiche seasoned with sprightly tones. After a sedately dramatic opening, blooping sounds usher in more lively electronics which generate a contemplative milieu.
Picture Palace Music: "Help Murder Help 2010" Featuring a more rounded sound (electronics, guitar, and drums), this tune embodies a delightful marching theme that captivates while motivating with mounting tension.
Mark Jenkins: "The Ceremony of Innocence" Female vocals blend with heavenly chorales and sustained tonalities, leading to a lyrical passage of rich masculine vocals fronting delicately twinkling electronics.
Picture Palace Music: "Midsummer's Morning" This track embodies a lighter, almost ambient mood with twinkling electronics and jittery effects.
Airsculpture: "Exploration Drive" This piece is the longest on the CD, at 19 minutes, affording the fragile music to gradually evolve from simplistic patterns into lush riffs of complex electronic beauty.
Picture Palace Music: "Array of Fading Flowers" Here, chugging beats and whispered vocals blend with fluid electronics to create a mesmerizing tune.
Nattefrost: "In a Forgotten Time (Dezeptive Remix)" A beat-heavy (albeit using temperate tempos) piece that emphasizes reverse introspection to achieve a soothing effect.
A well-rounded selection of tuneage.
2010. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity